Australia’s Top Surf Spots
It’s no mystery that Australia is known for its beautiful beaches and laidback surf lifestyle. With over 10,000 beaches, it can be hard to know which ones are the best for surfing. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of Australia’s top surf spots!
Noosa Heads, QLD
Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa offers something for everyone. Known for having some of the best longboard breaks in the world, Noosa offers long and easy waves, enjoyable for all levels. Two of the main surf points, Tea Tree Bay and Granite Bay, are local favourites, but if you’re a beginner the long and gentle waves of main beach are your best bet. If you need a break from surfing, Hastings Street along the beach offer shops, restaurants and accommodation.
The Pass at Byron Bay, NSW
You can’t talk about Aussie surf beaches without talking about Byron Bay. While Byron Bay has plenty of beaches to choose from, The Pass (located at the end of Clarkes Beach) is hands-down one of Australia’s best surf spots. The main beach at Byron is great for beginners, but if you’re feeling confident The Pass is the place to be. It has some of the best breaks on the North Coast, making it a popular surf spot. If you find that The Pass is too busy, head 30 minutes south to Lennox Head for more great surf. Lennox Head is a National Surf Reserve – meaning it has quality and consistent waves, is considered sacred among the surf community, and has been a surf area for decades, so you know it’s good! From beginners to pros, Byron Bay has something for everyone.
Gold Coast, QLD
It’s hard to list just one beach for surfing on the Gold Coast. From Surfers Paradise, down to Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks, the Gold Coast is packed with surf spot after surf spot. It’s no surprise the Gold Coast is so well known for the surf life, attracting surfers from all over the world. Between the warm weather year-round and the variety of breaks, it's the perfect place for a surf. Not to mention, the beautiful beaches to relax on when you’re not in the water. It’s hard to make the wrong decision when it comes to Gold Coast surfing.
Bells Beach, Torquay VIC
The home of the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach is a spot reserved for more experienced surfers. Historically referred to as the spiritual home of surfing, Bells Beach is the most famous surf beach in Victoria. Waves can reach five metres and higher, a beautiful sight against the red rock cliffs. If you aren't up to the waves, there plenty of vantages points to watch the surfers take on
Prevelly Bay, Margaret River, WA
The best surf beaches aren’t just limited to the East Coast of Australia. Undoubtedly one of Western Australia’s best beaches, Prevelly Bay is internationally known for its surf. Once a tiny outback town, Margaret River has grown into a region known for its adventure - and Prevelly Bay is the reason. The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, one of the world’s best surf competitions, brings in top-ranked surfers to surf these extraordinary waves. It’s also one of the few places you’ll find surfers wearing helmets – with swells of up to six metres and jagged rocks nearby it’s no surprise! Not quite a pro surfer yet? Yallingup Beach, about 44km north, is a good option for surfers of all skill levels.
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